Arsene Wenger believes Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky’s contracts will be sorted before the end of the season.

Both players are out of contract with the club in the summer and there are very different noises coming from both camps.

Mikel Arteta is keen to agree a new deal with the club and has hinted he will sign whatever offer Arsenal put in front of him however Rosicky has already revealed that he considered leaving in January and could be set to leave in the summer with Sparta Prague actively pursuing their former player.

It would certainly be sad, if understandable, if Rosicky should decide that it is now time to quit the club.

Hardly able to get a look-in, having seen a number of years taken away from him through injury he must be keen to play as much as possible before its time to hang up his boots. Although 34, he still looks sprightly on the pitch but whether he has it in him to play regularly at the very top level is hard to say.

When asked about the paid at his press conference on Friday, Wenger said “That will all be sorted at the end of May.”

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